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Old Time Radio Programs, Night Beat


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Episode Names, Numbers and Dates are as found on Usenet. No attempt has been made to confirm any info here.

Reviews

Reviewer: ausieradio - - November 4, 2012
Subject: US v Australia.
Like many US radio programs of 40s & 50s, there was also an Australian version. The first episode of this collection, Elevator, is certainly the US NBC program.

The Australian version was broadcast on the Macquarie Radio Network on Saturday nights; I think it was a Grace Gibson Radio Production but I'm prepared to be corrected on that. My father used to enjoy the show and he often used the catchphrase at the end of each show: "Copy Boy!". I was not allowed to listen to a show that was on that late at night.
Reviewer: Max Reiner - - July 31, 2012
Subject: Name Changes
I started with track one "Elevator" where here was "Lucky" Stone. In the next show he was "Rudy." Somewhere down the line he will be "Randy." HA!

I haven't got past the second show. But somewhere down the line the program was sponsored by Wheaties.
Reviewer: livnos - - October 24, 2011
Subject: Night Beat
I first heard Night Beat in the early 80's on late night radio in Australia,I was hooked straight away.I had never known that radio shows had ever existed and over the years I have bought many otr shows and listened to them all I allways thank NIGHT BEAT for starting it all.It will allways be my number 1.So kids do yourself a favour and listen and get hooked to this.
Reviewer: Moongleam - - October 21, 2011
Subject: The best
Superlative mood, atmosphere, and characters. Frank Lovejoy was perfect for the role.
Reviewer: Bill Holmberg - - January 3, 2011
Subject: My favorite
Of all the old radio programs I've downloaded, this one is my favorite. I just wish I could "un-hear" them so I could listen to them for the first time again!
Reviewer: revbrand - - December 30, 2010
Subject: WOW!
These dramas are timeless revealing the vicissitudes of the human condition. The themes of each episode are as real today as they were then. I have listened to them all and each show is powerful. Supporting actors included Joan Banks, Parley Baer, William Conrad, Jeff Corey, Lawrence Dobkin, Paul Frees, Jack Kruschen, Peter Leeds, Howard McNear, Lurene Tuttle, Martha Wentworth and Ben Wright. FRANK LOVEJOY is the lead - and his delivery is perfect. He emotes with a quiet passion that sets the listener at ease and at the same time draws you into his narrative. Ain't nothin' like this on the boob tube!
Reviewer: nightkey5 - - February 27, 2009
Subject: title correction for St. Jack
500417_Tong_Water.mp3

s/b

500417_Tong_War.mp3
Reviewer: adambrower - - November 20, 2008
Subject: Radio Noir
these must be the high-res versions i stupidly put off downloading from the binaries newsgroup back in...oh, whenever that was. the darkest, the best, with lovejoy more effective than he ever was in film. the untitled ones have correct episode numbers, and episodic logs are easy to find. two episodes are mistitled as noted by the OP. also, the ted carter audition is not the o'brien one. minor cavils. thanks so much to Mike Davis...if you have any more, please share.
Reviewer: davidinberkeley - - November 14, 2008
Subject: More on the way?
I found only two title problems:

500313_006_The_Professors_System.mp3
should be titled
500313_006_Am I My Brothers Keeper.mp3

and

500320_007_Am_I_My_Brothers_Keeper.mp3
should be
500320_007_The Man Who Claimed to Be Dead.mp3

Otherwise, it's a nice series devoted to, as so many reviews have said, "the human side" of criminal and other desperate lives. The sound quality here is also very, very good.

This set seems to leave off very neatly at a certain point in the series. Does this mean more HQ episodes are forthcoming?
Reviewer: moosie4242 - - November 4, 2008
Subject: Night Beat
I have had a set of Night Beat recordings that I listen to regularly. However those are no-where near the quality of this set. Great OTR show and excellent sound quality. A must have for OTR fans
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